对方正无视开源协议盗用FontRouter源码行为的严正声明

作为一款内置收费服务的商业软件,目前已经掌握的充分证据显示“方正字酷”大量使用了FontRouter开源项目的源码,却未履行“Apache License 2.0”的要求在软件本身的发布包及网站中附带任何对源码使用的声明和协议文本,已经构成了对开源协议的恣意践踏。

在此提出严正声明,要求“北京北大方正电子有限公司”立即停止上述侵权行为,并就已经造成的不良影响在媒体上公开道歉!如果对方拒不承担上述违反协议的责任,我将把这一事件永久性的写入FontRouter开源项目的“侵权榜(Shame List)”,作为对恣意践踏开源协议的抗议。

(本文将以电子邮件形式递交“北京北大方正电子有限公司”)

注:FontRouter是Symbian OS上广受欢迎的一款免费的字体替换工具软件,并在 2009.2 以 Apache License 2.0 协议开源

Source code of FontRouter is released under Apache License 2.0

FontRouter is an open font rasterizer plug-in (also called “font driver”) for Symbian. It is started about 4 years ago, initially for improving the Chinese font support on Symbian.

With more than 3 years’ development, FontRouter extended its functionality to language-neutral & UI-independent and give user more controls over font mechanism on Symbian, such as loading 3rd-party font file, font substitution, size adjustment.

For some personal reasons, FontRouter project was discontinued for more than one year, but many users still kept writing to me for suggestion and bug report in these days. Since I can’t face their expectation, I decided to open source and wish it a better future.

As discussed and reconsidered carefully, I released the source code under Apache License 2.0, but not GPL. I hope someone or even some commercial company could continue or derive from this project and present a quality production for the Symbian community.

If you are considering continuing this project or deriving from it, please mail to me, and I will give my support.

SUPPORT WILL ONLY BE OFFERED TO OPEN SOURCE CONTINUATION OR DERIVATION.

At present, source code is hosted on Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/fontrouter/

FontRouter将于近期开源,期待后继有人

由于很长时间没有继续维护和开发FontRouter,却时常有网友发信来询问近况和报告问题,让我觉得很对不起大家长期以来的关注和支持。为了不让这个有用的小工具就这样默默死掉,希望后续有人能继续其开发,造福广大Symbian玩家,遂决定将其开源。初步考虑以GPL协议发布源代码。(如果有更适合的开源协议也欢迎建议)

如果有人愿意继续其开发,我将尽我所能的提供支持!

UPDATE: Source code of FontRouter is released under Apache License 2.0

Symbian基金会成立,将整合现有平台并实施开源战略

参引 www.symbianfoundation.org

为了迎击来自Google Android阵营的挑战,Nokia联合Symbian阵营的成员及其它业界巨头,成立Symbian基金会。有别于原Symbian Ltd.,基金会将以非赢利模式运作,参与的企业只需象征性的缴纳少量的费用即可获取使用Symbian及之上平台的授权。作为初期贡献,Nokia将会收购原Symbian Ltd.的余下股份,并将其操作系统资产及自家的S60平台一并贡献给基金会。另一方面,索爱、Motorola和DOCOMO也将各自基于Symbian的平台“UIQ”和“MOAP”贡献给基金会,以形成统一的Symbian联盟。

作为主要的战略计划,Symbian基金会将会在未来两年内逐步开源其操作系统及上层软件,并提供给社区完全开放的开发平台和支持计划。

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看来,Google的强势介入的确给这个曾经封闭的产业施加了前所未有的竞争压力。作为开发者,这无疑是一个令人兴奋的消息,让我们一同期待智能手机产业更加开放的未来吧!